Oak Harbor Library's Children's Area entryway has a gorgeous, new interactive look. Visible from the library entrance, the art installation by Celia Marie Baker clearly identifies the children's area. It welcomes and engages young children and their families, while highlighting the natural history of Whidbey Island.
Children are greeted with large trees which house a variety of woodland animals, birds and insects. Painted screen transitions from green to blue, as the artwork moves from forest to ocean. From inside the children's area the view is beach, fish, sealife and ocean birds. Early literacy concepts are employed as children are invited to find the animals and their accompanying letters (as in "U" is for urchin).
The project was funded through a grant from the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, in support of the Oak Harbor Library's work with preschool children and their families. Come check it out - Mary